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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #143 on: June 30, 2014, 03:31:46 PM »
Hi again John, been in touch with Jim, he told me he lived on Court Rd Balsall Heath also he wore a plaster over his right eye (lazy eye).
I lived around the corner from there, ask him if he remembers a little guy called Johnny Harper lived just before the factory ( Swift bikes),on the left hand side as you walked up to the Canon Hill pub.
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« Reply #144 on: July 01, 2014, 10:39:06 AM »
Hi John, Jim does remember you he said you used to live across the road from him. He said he hopes you are well and life has been kind to you.
I lived around the corner from there, ask him if he remembers a little guy called Johnny Harper lived just before the factory ( Swift bikes),on the left hand side as you walked up to the Canon Hill pub.


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« Reply #145 on: October 17, 2014, 06:11:25 PM »
1951 I was a telegram boy at Gooch street P/O/  it was such a dismal area and some of the places I had to go  left something to be desired /  The Rowton House  Barford street bus depot  The Crown cinema  and the real Flea pit  can't remember name not far from P/o   observed the 1st Sikh in Balsall heath and within months  packed with them / all named
Sing / some happy times  Longmore street was the hub then  :D

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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #146 on: December 28, 2014, 02:01:13 PM »
i also lived in balsall heath and i also went to rea street and hope street schools and i remember benacre street as well i only lived round the corner in barford street next to the barber shop no 226 i  then moved to conybere street no 115 for about 18months and i loved every minute that i spent there and i also went in the corner shop  many many times, but sorry i do not remember the teachers other than mr green and a mr barnard for woodwork and a mr Bowen i left in 1952 when i was 12 and moved away from thr erea my name is alan millard
 
I'm bringing this old post back for K Ashwood and Andy Capp, as 'Alan Millward' of Hope Street School might be our member 'alanmillard'.
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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #147 on: February 17, 2015, 10:20:26 PM »
Hiya all.
I'm new to this forum but I am trying to find out more info on Benacre street.
My mom, Betty steel lived on this street were she lived with her mom, lilac steel and her father Billy steel who was a builder but sadly died at the tender of of 36.
I would love to hear from anyone who remembers my mom , nan or grandfather as my mom would love to read all this. Thankyou so muchx

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« Reply #148 on: April 15, 2015, 11:52:42 AM »

 Hi Phil. Only just joined the Forum but I am interested in the list of shops below. We lived at 2/199 Gooch Street from 1946 to 1956. My brother and I both went to Hope Street School.
Do you by any chance have a list of shops for the same stretch of Gooch Street from 1950/56 period. I am thinking that the 1961 list you have published may have been after the start of part's of Gooch Street / Benacre Street. If my memory serves me right I believe that on the opposite corner to Turners was a greengrocers called Fields and Mumfords may have been next door to them. (could have bee next door but one.


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This is roughly the same stretch of road on your side.
 

here is Sherlock st ...
119 Allen Kenneth, woodworkers'supplies
133 Surrall H. S. electrcl.contrctr
133 H. & M. (Small Tools)Co. engnrs.' mers
135 Tayless Mrs. Constance,dining rms
137 Finn M. dental surgn
141 Pearson Miss P. draper
143 Cutler B. turf comimissionagt
145 Goooh Street Exchanges,mart & exchange
147 Ward Harry Chas.coffee rms
153 Peters Mohamad, who.draper
155 Central Drapery Co.who. drapers
159 D'Aute-Hooper Thos herbalist
165 Stevenson Mrs. Miriam,hairdrssr
167 Tullah Isma, draper
169 Birmingham Co-operative Society Ltd
171 Plant Miss Eileen,ladies' hairdrssr
173 Automatic Washing Machine Service
179 Turner D. J. newsagt
here is Benacre st
185 Neal Albt. Hy. jeweller
187 & 189 Scragg Ernest & Co. Ltd. wallpaper mers
187/189 (rear of) Dalton & French Ltd. chair frame mkrs
191 Jaffa D. costumiers
193 Dante, hairdrssrs
197 Redihouse Benj. uphol-
1974 Clarke T. R. & Son, wood turners
199 Sarwar & Co. warehousemen
203 Allen Kenneth, woodworkers'supplies
201 (back of) GoodmanMyer,tailor
209 Dean Bros, warehsmn
211 Newton Wm. wireless dlr
217 Brown Mrs.Alice, fruitr
219 Dolly's, ladies'hairdrssr
here is Hope st
225 & 227 Star Inn
229 Jeavons Jsph. (G.Holway), pork butcher
233 Lear Harold, tobcenst
235 At'twood Hy. scale pan mkr
235 & 237 Smith Percy, boot & shoe mkr
B39/241 Brown's Wallpapers (B'ham), decrtrs.'mers
243 Mumford Arth. commercial photographer
245 Hunt Mrs. W. outfitter
247 Ibrahim M. & Co.drapers
249/251 Pak International,outfitters
253 & 255 Olenton Back,wireless supplies dlr
255 (rear of) Woodward A.& Son, french polishers stone
257 Kench Horace, fried fish dlr
261 Ahmed Bros, warehsmn
263 Haynes H. E. butcher
265 .Takeman Mrs. D. china dlr
267 City of Birmingham
Restaurant Dept. (Belgrave Restaurant)
here the River Rea crosses.

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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #149 on: April 15, 2015, 01:15:32 PM »
Hi Fred

Welcome to the forum, only happy to oblige this is the 1954/55 listing from Kelly's Trade Directory. I hope it is what you are looking for.


121 Doody A. (Miss  M.Hopkins, proprietress),corsetiere
131 Super Vacs, vacuum cleaner dlrs
133 Barry Repetition, bolt & nut mfrs
135 Tayless Mrs. Constance, dining rms
139 & 143 Cross's Cycle Depot, cycle dlrs
141 Leake Mrs. H. wardrobe dlr
143 & I39 Cross's Cycle Depot, cycle dlrs
145 Beeves Mrs. Eliz. Wardrobe dlr
147 Ward Harry Chas. coffee rms
151 Seager Lou, gents' outfitter
153 Peters Mohamad, who. draper
155 Central Drapery Co.who. drapers
157 Vyse Sidney, butcher
159 D'Aute-Hooper Thos. herbalist
165 Stevenson Mrs. Miriam,hairdrssr
167 Shah S. H. & Co. Ltd. warehousemen
169 Birmingham Co-operative Society Ltd
171 Plant Miss Eileen, ladies' hairdrssr
173 Myring Alfd. H. dentist
173 Bellinger Chas. dentist
179 Thomas Mrs. Clarice,booksllr

Here is Benacre St

181 Field R.& Son,greengros
185 Neal Albt. Hy. jeweller
187 & 189 Scragg Ernest & Co. Ltd. Wallpaper mers
187 & 189 (back of) Metpat Co. pattern mkrs
191 Jaffa L. & D. costumiers
193 Dante Giausante, hairdresser
195 Sandiford Albt. Hardware dlr
197 Bedhouse Benj. House furnisher
197 Clarke T. R. & Son, wood turners
197 Ansell & Rogers, sheet metal workers
201 Cain Tbos. V. grocer
201 (back of) Goodman Myer,tailor
207 Sharratt F. N. & Son, butchers
209 Cooper Mrs. Eliz. Fancy draper
211 Newton Wm. Wireless dlr
317 Brown Mrs.Alice, fruitr
219 Dolly's, ladies'hairdrssr

Here is Hope St

225 & 227 Star Inn, Geo.Edwin Stallard
229 Jeavons Jsph. (G. Holway), pork butcher
231 King Mrs. Ellen, confectioner
333 Lear Harold, tobccnst
235 Attwood Hy. scale pan mkr
235 & 237 Smith Percy, boot & shoe mkr
239/241 Brown's Wallpapers (B'ham), decrtrs.'mers
243 Mumford Arth. Commercial photographer
245 Hunt Leonard Geo. outfitter
247 Abraham (M.) & Nabin (Gr.) & Sons, drapers
249 &"'25i Stevens Pram 162A, Depot (T Stevens,propr.), perambulator dlrs , .
251A, Warwick ; Typewriter Co. '(The), typewriting machine, dlrs
253 & 255 Cleriton Back,. wireless .supplies dlr
255 (rear of) Woodward A.'' fe'Son, french polishers
357 Kench Horace, fried fish dlr
259 Home Crafts, ironmongers
261 Ahmed (H. A.) & Mohamed (D.), drapers
263 Hiplriss Cyril Geo. butcher
265 Jakeman Frank, china dlrs
267 City of Birmingham Restaurant Dept. (Belgrave Restaurant)
here the River Rea crosses
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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #150 on: April 15, 2015, 03:29:36 PM »
Thanks Phil.
Answered some questions and raised a few more.
Fred

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« Reply #151 on: April 15, 2015, 03:30:52 PM »
Well ask away Fred, If I can't answer then I'm sure someone else will be able to.
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« Reply #152 on: April 15, 2015, 03:42:57 PM »
Thanks Phil.
199 Gooch Street appears to have disappeared from the 1954/5 list of shops. I know it was there because our family lived at 2/199 before moving out to leafy Bartley Green in 1956. Mumfords is still in the same place on both lists and Fields was where I thought it was. Ansell & Rogers were in our yard and at the back of them was another house which was attached to ours. I presume this would have been 2/197.


Look forward to the next installment.


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« Reply #153 on: April 15, 2015, 04:13:06 PM »
Fred

There could be one or two reasons why 199 is not listed but the main reason might be because at the time the directory was made up it was not a shop, it could have been unoccupied or being used as living accommodation only. Nothing is recorded in the 1955/56 directory either which suggests to me that it was no longer being used as a shop.

If I go back to 1950 199 is not listed then either, are you sure that there was a shop there and not just a house, because Kelly's only lists commercial premises.
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